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Why did the Voyager Doctor have to scrub in?

The very short answer is that he doesn't need to scrub in. That's literally the point of this scene although I suspect looking at the comments on the internet that this was waaay too subtle for all ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

A refusal to submit to assimilation is prima facie evidence that the individuals involved are acting like stupid, spoiled children. I've selectively quoted the Borg Queen to give an overview of their ...
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Why does Seven of Nine pronounce "Futile" differently than Locutus?

Jeri Ryan stated in an interview for the September 1999 issue of Playboy magazine (no, she does not appear nude) that she asked the producers of Voyager if she should pronounce it "few-tile" ...
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Was Tuvok bluffing when he said that Voyager's transporters rendered the Kazon weapons useless?

This capability of the transporter was previously established in the TNG episode "The Most Toys". Data begins to fire a disruptor, but is caught in a transport beam as the weapon begins to ...
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Does Voyager ever answer a distress call from anyone good?

In VOY: Prime Factors the crew answer a distress call from the Sikarians. They turn out to be extremely friendly, bordering on Risian. In VOY: The 37's the crew answer a distress call and find ...
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Why does The EMH Doctor feel emotion, but Data does not?

Data's lack of emotions is intentional According to Lore, Dr. Soong deliberately left many features out of Data's programming in a bid to make him less threatening to humans. LORE: It would be ...
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Has Starfleet Command or the Federation ever formally acknowledged the Q Continuum?

Yes. Knowledge of Q is widespread among Starfleet personnel. JANEWAY: Look, I don't know what you want here, but I know who you are. Every captain in Starfleet has been briefed about your appearances ...
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Does same-species racism exist in Star Trek?

There was "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” a remarkably unsubtle clunker of an episode, in spite of its worthy message. SPOILER-NOT-SPOILER: The pair above is the mirror image of the other, i.e., ...
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When was the earliest opportunity the Voyager crew had to return to the Alpha quadrant after being stranded?

Voyager first had an opportunity to return home at the end of "Caretaker", the very first episode, but Janeway felt it was more important to ensure the destruction of the Caretaker's array than to use ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

You can see the Nielsen ratings for ALL modern Star Trek episodes (TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT) plotted together on this handy graph from here: Which confirms Richard's answer (the highest outside of TOS ...
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How did Tom Paris come up with this warp to miles-per-second estimate in The 37s?

More or less he made it up. There's a couple of things to back this up Star Trek does everything in the metric system. Of course, that would confuse Earhart, because a good portion of the world ...
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

In-universe the resemblance is noticed by some, but not considered particularly remarkable by people very familiar with them. In the Star Trek: Lower Decks episode "Old Friends, New Planets" ...
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Where does the second door in Captain Janeway's 'Ready Room' lead?

It seems to lead through a small ante-chamber back out into the corridor that runs behind the bridge. Voy: Shattered Presumably there will be times when you want a crewman to attend the Captain in ...
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How was Seven of Nine the seventh of nine people to be assimilated?

Seven of Nine was not assimilated with nine other people. She was assimilated along with her parents, Magnus and Erin Hansen. At some point in the future, she was then assigned to a working group ...
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Identification: Star Trek Voyager - real civilization treated like Age of Empires (i.e. a real-time strategy game)

I suspect you are getting Voyager confused with an episode of Stargate Atlantis. The Season 3, Episode 15, The Game had the same premise, with McKay and Sheppard finding and playing what they believe ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

The series premiere for TOS (The Man Trap) opened with a Nielsen rating of 25.2 (albeit facing dramatically less competition than future shows). This is a figure that would never again be matched by ...
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Do they still use days of the week or months in the era of Stardates?

Yes, they use days of the week as well as months. It's a running gag in Star Trek: Generations that the necessary equipment will be installed on Tuesday. HARRIMAN: We don't have a tractor beam. ...
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What really happened to the USS Voyager in "Living Witness"?

Lets look at the transcript. The Kyrians did not find a wreck of Voyager. They found a few relics and a partial blueprint: EMH: Evidence? What evidence? Like this, for example? Triple-armoured ...
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Has anyone been beamed into the future or past in Star Trek?

Yes, it happened both by accident and on purpose By accident The two-part episode DS9: Past Tense. During a transporter accident above Earth in the USS Defiant caused by chroniton particles, Benjamin ...
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Why wasn't it possible to completely de-borgify Seven of Nine while it was possible with Captain Picard?

According to Memory Alpha's entry on Seven of Nine: The Doctor, Voyager's holographic chief medical officer, was able to remove most of her implants and restore most of her Human appearance, but ...
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Are there insects or spiders on Voyager?

The scene you're describing is a follow up to this exchange at the beginning of the episode. NEELIX: And now, for some more of Zefram Cochrane's favourite music. Hey, come on, Mister Vulcan. ...
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Why Does Seven of Nine use her Borg designation?

This is explained soon after she joins the crew. In Season 4, Episode 3 (Day of Honor) Captain Janeway suggests using her human name Annika. However, the only identity she remembers ever using is ...
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Why does Seven of Nine pronounce "Futile" differently than Locutus?

In-universe, both Locutus and Seven were assimilated humans. Its not unreasonable that they may have retained small details of their native accents that are below the level of resolution considered ...
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Why doesn't Star Fleet use holographic sentinels to protect the ship when boarded?

The simplest reason: Holograms need power and computer resources. Both are at a premium and could become unexpectedly unavailable during emergencies. Nothing like losing your computer core and all of ...
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If replicators allowed humans to stop working, why were replicators shut down in the Voyager?

The lack of ready supplies of energy is a constant feature of the first season of Voyager. Limiting the use of secondary systems like the replicators (and their rationing) was a good way of showing ...
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Why not bring back the original actors for Maddox and Icheb in Star Trek: Picard?

Manu Intiraymi / Icheb. Manu Intiraymi's recent behaviour (on twitter and elsewhere) in mocking Trek actor Anthony Rapp's allegations that he was assaulted by Kevin Spacey and then expressing vocal ...
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In which (if any) Star Trek episodes does that show’s captain not appear?

For future reference, Memory Alpha has categories that can help with this kind of query; they're grouped together as "Regular cast non-appearances". Using the resources there, it seems there ...
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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

Yes, absolutely there have been other black-skinned Vulcans elsewhere in the main Star Trek canon, with several pre-dating Tim Russ's casting in Voyager. It should be noted that Tuvok is referred to ...
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Star-Trek-like series, where a man accidentally gets impregnated by an alien species

This is the ST: Enterprise episode Unexpected. A ship feeding off Enterprise's warp field is exposed after the crew ignites the plasma exhaust. Commander Tucker takes a trip to the ship to help them ...
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Can Klingons swim?

In TNG:Firstborn, K'mtar suggests Alexander Rozhenko (who is in 3/4 a Klingon), that he should try going swimming in the lake near his uncle's (Kurn's) house. From Chakoteya: K'MTAR: Have you ever ...
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